Chapter 28. Treatment of Gait and Balance Disorders

  1. Mark Hallett5 and
  2. Werner Poewe6
  1. Bastiaan R. Bloem1,
  2. Alexander C. Geurts2,
  3. S. Hassin-Baer3 and
  4. Nir Giladi4

Published Online: 29 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713990.ch28

Therapeutics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Therapeutics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

How to Cite

Bloem, B. R., Geurts, A. C., Hassin-Baer, S. and Giladi, N. (2008) Treatment of Gait and Balance Disorders, in Therapeutics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders (eds M. Hallett and W. Poewe), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713990.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Human Motor Control Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 6

    Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Parkinson Center Nijmegen (ParC), Donders Center for Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Department of Neurology (HP 935), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  4. 4

    Movement Disorders Unit, Parkinson Center, Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470066485

Online ISBN: 9780470713990

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Keywords:

  • gait disorder;
  • balance;
  • treatment;
  • pathophysiology;
  • assessment;
  • generic;
  • disease specific;
  • spastic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Assessment of Gait and Balance

  • Generic vs Disease-Specific Treatment Strategies

  • Generic Treatment Strategies

  • Disease-Specific Treatment Strategies

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References